Hornbill Festival

  • The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 – 10 December, in Nagaland .
  • It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.
  • To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival .
  • The first festival was held in 2000.

  • The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes.
  • The Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima.
  • All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.
  • The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.